NJ Transit adds 36 more trains due to growing demand

The Main-Bergen line now has 14 new weekend trains, which means hourly service all day on the weekends and holidays.

News 12 Staff

Nov 14, 2021, 2:50 PM

Updated 880 days ago

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New Jersey Transit added 36 new trains to the Main-Bergen line on Sunday following growing demand.
The Main-Bergen line now has 14 new weekend trains, which means hourly service all day on the weekends and holidays.
During the week, 22 new trains will now operate transit wide.
NJ Transit says the additional trains bring more express service on some lines, improved trip times and connections.
The added capacity is a result of growing customer demand. People are getting back onto their pre-pandemic commutes and feeling more comfortable with public transit.
As the new year approaches, it’s likely even more people will be riding trains.
NJ Transit's President and CEO Kevin Corbett says staffing improvements allowed the changes, saying, "Now that we have a full roster of locomotive engineers, we are able to support these kinds of service enhancements to meet the needs of our customers as they return to our system."
As always, train riders are advised to check the schedules as some existing trains now have route changes and extra stops.
For more information, you can visit the NJ Transit website.


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